Potenza Folk Festival is an annual event which aims to promote our local traditions and cultural heritage through music.
It sinks its roots in the music history of Basilicata and it has gradually moved further taking into consideration the musical traditions from other regions and countries.
The PFF returns for its 4th season and has become one of the major events of world music in Italy. Since its very first edition it has been able to bring on its stage prominent musicians such as Eugenio Bennato, Tarantolati di tricarico, Clan Wallace, Baba Zula, Officina Zoè, Fanfare Tirana Transglobal Underground, just to mention a few.
Every edition has been a true success in terms of attendance – drawing about 20.000 people in each of the three evenings (from 26th to 28th May).
All concerts are free, there is no entry fee whatsoever and all concerts take place in picturesque locations of the city center.
Your support is crucial in order to add value to the event. Funds will be employed in support of the Portatori del Santo association which has been planning cultural events to celebrate our patron saint for eighteen years. The funds will contribute to pay musicians and pay for their accommodation and thank to your support our events will continue to be free. We decided to take part in this crowdfunding activity because we want to share with you something more than just a project but rather an idea and our sentiments of local identity. We would love to share with all of those who will contribute to our project the joy of feeling part of a community as well as the amaze of discovering our land as a tourist. It is our way to invite you to experience our traditions and historical heritage.
Now more than ever we want the celebrations for our patron saint to be the starting point of a new way to live our city. We want it to be open, vibrant, happy and joyful: everyone will feel part of the most important music event of Potenza. We desire to keep hosting musicians for all over the world, blending their music traditions and heritages with ours.
We aim to give birth to new sounds which have no frontiers, no boundaries and no limits. Only PFF understands the importance of folk music a fantastic way to translate into music the history and the traditions of any land, including ours.
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Portatori del Santo
Portatori del Santo is a cultural association born in 1996 with the aim of promoting our traditions and sentiments of local identity through different means: music, food and cultural events. Portatori del Santo has been pioneer in leading our citizens through a journey that has helped them to enhance their social and local identity and to understand the importance of their traditions.
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